Bellecour

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Object Name: 
Vase
Title: 
Bellecour
Accession Number: 
92.3.11
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 29.3 cm, Diam (max): 23.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed in 1927
Web Description: 
This style was also called Quatre moineaux (Four Sparrows).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Weinstein, David J., Source
1992-01-28
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
R. Lalique France N:993
signature
Engraved on base in script
Primary Description: 
Vase, "Bellecour". Colorless glass; mold-blown vase, mold-pressed hot-applied motifs. Vase with tall narrow straight-walled neck, thick lip, broad wide shoulder flaring from neck at right-angle decorated with four-evenly spaced solid pressed birds with folded wings perched on floral branches (birds face in towards opening, each is matte except on breast area and polished highlights); broad curved body of vessel curves down at right-angle from shoulder, body is has frosted appearance (neck and shoulder are not), tapers in towards solid inset circular base; no pontil.
Rene Lalique (1860-1945): des œuvres d'arts decoratifs ornees d'oiseaux (2016) illustrated, p. 237 (no. 690); BIB# 151079
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass (2014) illustrated, p. 277 (no. 32); BIB# 139598